Full-Time – 18 month term
Come join our team! If you are looking for a career that is both challenging and rewarding, with an organization that embraces the core values of integrity and excellence, look no further.
The Law Society of BC offers work/life balance (35 hour work week), a collegial atmosphere, and an excellent benefits package, including extended health benefits, a dental plan, a generous health care spending account, and more.
The Law Society of British Columbia’s Trust Assurance department is seeking a highly experienced accounting professional with audit and investigation skills to fill an Auditor role on an 18-month term basis. Historically, many employees who have started at the Law Society as term employees have successfully posted into permanent positions by the end of their term.
Senior Auditors at the Law Society conduct compliance audits at new and established law firms throughout the Lower Mainland and the rest of BC to ensure that lawyers comply with the trust accounting and other professional conduct rules and identify potential misconduct related to financial matters. Senior Auditors conduct investigation work from start to finish, including planning, executing, information collection, interviewing, analyzing and reporting. At the conclusion of the audit, they provide feedback to lawyers regarding their level of compliance with the rules and on the steps that should be taken to remedy any deficiencies. Serious non-compliant firms are referred to the Law Society’s Professional Conduct Department. Senior Auditors also participate in the review and refinement of the Trust Assurance Program, including the continued development of audit procedures and reference materials such as the Trust Accounting Handbook.
Senior Auditors also have additional responsibilities that include: leading and contributing to special projects, providing oral evidence supporting referrals to Professional Conduct, training and mentoring Auditors, acting as back-up for Team Leaders, as well as teaching the Trust Accounting course, as requested.
Ideal candidates are confident and detail-oriented CPAs with 7+ years of accounting experience (including audit); have exceptional written and verbal communication skills; have demonstrated initiative and leadership beyond the basic requirements of their job as well as some supervisory experience.
Candidates must be able to meet deadlines while working autonomously, be detailed oriented, have exceptional writing skills and possess a keen desire to learn. Candidates require an investigative mindset, forensic and professional accounting skills. Advanced training in fraud and anti-money laundering related courses or CAMS, CFE or CIA designation would be considered an asset, and would be encouraged and financially supported for interested employees.
About 10-20% of the work will require travel to BC regions outside of the Lower Mainland. The applicant must hold a valid BC driver’s license and have access to a vehicle.
How to apply
To apply, please visit our website at https://www.lawsociety.bc.ca/about-us/careers-at-the-law-society/job-postings/ . We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
This position is located at the Law Society of British Columbia office in the Yaletown area of Vancouver, BC.
845 Cambie Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 4Z9
Job Types: Full-time, Contract